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Deborah Roberts, Glass Castles, 2017Explore, make, and share during five Zoom sessions from Sept. 25 to Nov. 20

Saratoga Springs, NY (September 17, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the fall 2020 Tang at Home Studio series. This series will be conducted online to ensure the health and safety of our audiences and our staff. The Museum building is closed to the public for now, but we are open online to bring the Tang experience into your home.

Tang at Home Studio gives kids the chance to explore their creativity, make new things, and share their artwork with peers online! Each session, which occurs every other Friday at 5:00 PM from September 25 to November 20, includes an at-home looking and exploration of an artwork, instructions for project preparation and a real-time online gathering led by Sunny Ra,  The Laurie M. Tisch Educator for K-12 and Community Programs, with assistance from Skidmore College student interns. Learn how to take part and read the description of all five sessions…

George Eastman Museum logoThe Wolk Concourse will serve as the main thoroughfare in the museum’s new visitor center

Rochester, N.Y., September 14, 2020—The Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation has pledged $350,000 to support the George Eastman Museum’s transformative Thomas Tischer Visitor Center. The Wolk Foundation’s gift will be recognized with the dedication of the largest space in the visitor center as the Wolk Concourse. This broad thoroughfare—with educational and interpretative content that will introduce the museum and George Eastman—will lead visitors to the education and meeting hall, the museum café and store, George Eastman’s historic mansion and Terrace Garden, and the museum’s exhibition galleries.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum is offering programming to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Beginning Friday, September 11, 2020, a display of World Trade Center artifacts will be added to the  Windows on New York (http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/exhibitions/windows-new-york) exhibition in the museum’s Madison Avenue lobby window. While the museum facility remains closed to the public, the display can be viewed outside while socially distancing during our closure.

Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and BeyondExhibition features work by 100 female and non-binary artists including Firelei Baez, Renee Cox, Chioma Ebinama, Nan Goldin, Juliana Huxtable, Carrie Moyer, Laurel Nakadate, Catherine Opie, Deborah Roberts, Wendy Red Star, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, Tschabalala Self, Sarah Sze, Barbara Takenaga, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, and more

Saratoga Springs, NY (September 8, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the September 17 opening online of the election-year exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

Solomon-RE-ENCOUNTER 24 X 18_ A_COnline Talk with D. Jack Solomon: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4 pm

Lake George, N.Y. – The Courthouse Gallery has announced a new exhibition of the paintings of D. Jack Solomon. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery, and available for the public to view (gallery hours listed below).  In place of on-site gallery reception, Join us for a Live Online Talk with Jack Solomon on September 26 at 4pm. In advance, we will provide a link, with directions on how to join the discussion at the gallery’s website.. 

D. Jack Solomon’s vibrant paintings are a complex mix of imagery, often whimsical, with rich colors and surfaces. Working from a red undercoat creates luminous eye-popping effects where the red paint is exposed. It also serves to unify the contrasting forms weaving through the paintings intricate space. Solomon draws from many sources, including early modernism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop art and cartoon imagery, to name a few.  But Solomon finds inspiration everywhere.  He says: “There is not a day that goes by that I am not inspired by something or someone.  I’m very grateful for this.” Finding inspiration from so many places has led to a prolific painting career spanning many decades. …

American Museum of Natural History Re-openingTicket Reservations Available Now On AMNH.ORG

To view the Museum’s reopening video, please click here 

FOR MEDIA: In-person press visits should be scheduled in advance by contacting the Museum’s media relations department at 212-769-5800 or communications@amnh.org.     

New York, N.Y. – The American Museum of Natural History has reopened its doors to the general public, ending the longest closure in the Museum’s 150-year history. For reopening, attendance in the building will be limited to 25 percent of normal capacity to allow ample room for physical distancing, providing a unique, intimate opportunity for visitors to reacquaint themselves with such beloved Museum icons as the blue whale, the Titanosaur, and T. rex. With New York City public schools opening on September 21, in the coming days the Museum can offer families a place to learn and discover together, or to simply enjoy one another’s company. In addition to most of the Museum’s permanent halls, visitors will be able to see two special exhibitions: the blockbuster T. rex: The Ultimate Predator and a new exhibition, The Nature of Coloran exploration of what color reveals about the natural world and ourselves, which was on view for only a few days before the Museum closed in March.

National Comedy Center99% of Guests Feel Safe and Recommend Visiting the Museum

Jamestown, NY – The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy, has surveyed guests who have visited the Comedy Center since it reopened its doors nearly four weeks ago and the results are in. Visitors are giving the Comedy Center high marks for LaughSafe, its new, state-of-the-art health and safety program, which has transformed one of the most interactive museums in the country and revamped the experience with new health and safety protocols specifically designed for the COVID era. The post-visit research results confirm that National Comedy Center guests feel comfortable and safe during their visit, and report that their museum experience has been worry-free, stress-free and touch-free.

Cherubini-Masks-2Artist Nicole Cherubini collaborates with the Tang Museum and MASKS4PEOPLE to create a new way to experience SHAKING THE TREES

Saratoga Springs, NY (September 1, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces a new collaboration that addresses the current pandemic and protests with artist Nicole Cherubini, and MASKS4PEOPLE, an organization based in Catskill, New York, that was founded in response to COVID-19 by regional artists to create and distribute masks free to the community.

The Tang collaboration is an edition of 500 unique masks based on Cherubini’s exhibition Shaking the Trees that will be distributed to Skidmore students and other college community members, as well as regional community groups taking part in the Tang’s educational outreach initiatives.

Orwell Light HorseOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public through October 11, 2020. For specific days of operation, visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Featuring the museum’s annual interpretation (2020 is 1774), Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.

Antiques Show, Beth KingstonMumford, N.Y. (September 1, 2020) — As summer turns to autumn, Genesee Country Village & Museum has a colorful array of programs on offer now through October 12. Usually found in the spring, the Antique Show has been re-located to September this year, adding the extra perk of the Historic Village and grounds still being open and in full swing with wide-open spaces to explore and enjoy the early autumn season.

On Saturday, September 26, visitors will have the opportunity to peruse the quality collections of more than 30 of Western New York's finest dealers, and also see antiques in their natural surroundings as part of the Museum’s extensive collection throughout the historic houses and Wehle Gallery.